The Savio College and Holy Name Year 10 classes from 1971 had a great reunion on Saturday 9 April 2022 at Dominic College. This reunion was initially planned for October last year, but was caught in the snap lock-down and so the 50th anniversary reunion became the 51st.
Organisers, Diane Cerritelli, Greg Breen, Michael Webb and Denise Walshe did a great job in gathering the troops and the College provided refreshments in the Basil Fox Room. The Holy Name girls were delighted to share the afternoon with Sr Pam Davis OP who was their teacher and principal at the girls school prior to its combination with Savio to make Dominic College.
The Savio boys, plus some of the girls enjoyed exploring the old buildings and classrooms, and visiting significant reminders of school days, including the Dominic Savio and Don Bosco statues, the Stations of the Cross reproductions in the Chapel - the originals were silk painted windows lost in the Savio Chapel fire of 2003 - and of course table tennis in the Rua Hub (also previously known as the Dungeon, the Basement and the Rat Hole).
All attendees were very happy to see the school progress so well and enjoyed many laughs recalling the old days. Several old scholars came from interstate: three girls from Queensland and boys from Victoria and NSW. We thank them and everyone for the great spirit in reconnecting.
The boys and girls had dinner out afterwards and continued their celebrations into the evening.
You can see more photos on the website gallery: 1971 Reunion.